Aguachile Rojo Recipe

Aguachile Rojo recipe

You have known many spices recipes, but here is another kind of that recipe named Aguachile Rojo recipe (Camarones en Aguachile Rojo o Verde).

The translation of Aguachile is Chile water. But there is no water utilization in this recipe except just fresh shrimp and lime juice.

We have made several ceviche versions of marinated seafood which need at least one hour to be ready to serve. But this recipe takes only 15-20 minutes to marinate. Please read our article completely and try this delicious recipe easily at home.

Camarones en Aguachile Rojo o Verde

Aguachile Rojo recipe

There are many versions of the Aguachile Rojo recipe. But we have shared a special recipe that is very tasty and different from other versions.

Ahead of time, this version is just a perfect recipe. During marinating and cooking this shrimp, another ingredient can be prepared completely.

The difference between that Aguachile recipe and other versions of this Aguachile is that Aguachile is spicier than others. It is a Mexican appetizer recipe that is served with rice or tortillas.

Aguachile Rojo recipe

Aguachile Rojo recipe
  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • YieldAguachile Rojo
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy144 cal

Ingredients of Aguachile Rojo recipe

  • 16 large cleaned and peeled shrimp
  • 8 key limes juice
  • 4 red removed stems Fresno peppers
  • 2 or 3 removed stems of habanero peppers
  • 4 key limes juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced and washed English cucumber
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla tostadas of corn

Aguachile Verde

  • 6 serrano peppers
  • ½ cup previously cooked nopalitos
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 5 small sliced radishes
  • The remaining ingredients

Instructions for Aguachile Rojo recipe


At first, peel the shrimp and then clean it. Slice through the backside of all shrimp and butterflies with a sharp and small knife. 


Slice the curves of the shrimp carefully with the knife by cutting the tail of the shrimp.


You make the butterfly the shrimp in the right half. When you marinate and cook the shrimp, they will be flat easily for butterflying it. Rinse them in some cold water.


Now dry them with the pepper towels after rinsing. Transfer then to the shallow glass dish. Add 8 key limes to the shrimp and cover them with lime juice. 


Chill by covering it and prepare the other ingredients in the meantime.


Add the blender with the habaneros, red Fresno, 4 key limes juice, grapeseed oil, and salt and pepper. 


Until it is desired consistency, blend or pulse it. Mix them evenly, pouring that mixture over that lime mixture or shrimp. Season it with the cracked pepper.


Layer the onions with cucumbers on the top of that mixture. Add cilantro and chill it by covering and sitting for more than 15 minutes. 


You will be served to eat for eating after 30 minutes. But if you want to eat, you may get it within 30 minutes as your choice.


Mix all the spicy ingredients with tostadas for serving.

Making Verde


Mix serrano with the lime juice. Mix it in the radishes and nopalitos. Garnish with the sliced avocado as per the instructions.


For Aguachile green version, add avocado, 4 thinly sliced radishes, and 1/3 cup of cooked nopales.


Place the shrimp into the lime and red Chile, which is spiced. This great appetizer, spicy and marinating shrimp, is a light starter meal.


Remove the all rinsed and visible veins after the shrimp slicing.


Place the remaining ingredients over the top but don’t combine them before 30 minutes and serving.


Traditionally add corn tostadas. Don’t forget to add avocado.

This is an extra note from author. This can be any tip, suggestion or fact related to the recipe.
  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories144
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat2 g78 g2.56%
  • Saturated Fat0 g20 g0%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol206 mg300 mg68.67%
  • Sodium613 mg2300 mg26.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate2 g275 g0.73%
  • Dietary Fiber- g28 g0%
  • Total Sugars- g
  • Added Sugars- g50 g0%
  • Sugar Alcohal- g
  • Protein27 g50 g54%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium- mg1300 mg0%
  • Iron- mg18 mg0%
  • Potassium176 mg4700 mg3.74%
  • Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%

Extra notes to make the Aguachile Rojo recipe better

  • If you do not find the key limes, you use regular limes to replace them.
  • You can use serrano peppers for not having Fresno peppers in this version of green Chile.
  • You can mix more habanero salsa over it to make it spicier, Chile head and confessed as your choice.
  • You can buy baked tostadas for this recipe.
  • You can also make it a milder version, adding red sweet bell pepper and replacing the red-colored Fresno peppers.

Health benefits of the Aguachile Rojo recipe

The cucumber contains low calories, including high nutrition as lots of manganese, vitamin k, and c, potassium, and magnesium of Chile peppers that withhold the appetite by managing sound weight.

Bringing fatty acids to the shrimp reduces heart disease, cancer, and blood clots and increases mental health. The limes improve healthy digestion by stimulating stomach and saliva production.

This is also an alternative to sugar for the people who maintain a diet.

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